Rare Christmas Star expected to appear in the sky on December 21.

Two planets, Saturn and Jupiter will align into a beautiful bright star on December 21. Forbes reports that the two planets will look like a double planet. Likewise, it will provide an amount of light that is extraordinary. According to Rice University astronomer, Patrick Hartigan, this alignment of these two planets occurred last on March 4, 1226.

He said: "Alignments between these two planets are rather rare, occurring once every 20 years or so, but this conjunction is exceptionally rare because of how close the planets will appear to be to one another. You'd have to go all the way back to just before dawn on March 4, 1226, to see a closer alignment between these objects visible in the night sky."

This double light which will be spectacular in the sky can be viewed from anywhere on earth. Forbes has also released a statement on the meeting of the two planets.

"The planets will appear low in the western sky for about an hour after sunset as viewed from the northern hemisphere, and though they'll be closest on December 21, you can look each evening that week. Although the sight will be sinking towards the horizon, it will be bright enough to be viewed in at twilight. All you need is an unobstructed view to the southwest, and to look to the southwest from about 45 minutes after sunset where you are," Forbes stated.

In order to view it in the night sky, at a minimum, you'll need a regular telescope. However, you would need a university telescope or an astronomers telescope for a better view.

These alignments of the planets are called conjunctions and they are not necessarily rare. Nevertheless, some of them are impossibly rare or only come around once in hundreds of years. There are speculations by astronomers about the Star of David written of in Matthew. One of such astronomers who made the assumptions is Johannes Kepler. 

He stated that the Star of David that was talked about in the Bible was exceptionally rare triple conjunction between Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus. 

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